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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (65) / 9/4/1949
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 175
College: Stanford University

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Tom Watson concluded the RBC Heritage with a 5-over-par 37-39=76 to post 3-over 287.
It was another near-magical week for the two-time champ at Harbour Town (1979, 1982). He survived the cut on the number with a birdie on his 36th hole, the par-4 18th. Watson then smoothed a five-birdie 69 in the third round, coming within four strokes of his age. However, despite landing the same number of greens in regulation today (10), he erased two birdies with five bogeys and a double. Watson missed only nine (of 56) fairways for the week. Incidentally, he wasn't even the oldest to cash in this tournament. Sam Snead turned that trick in 1978 when he was over one month older than Watson is currently. Apr 19 - 1:30 PM

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Tom Watson fashioned a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in his opening round of the 79th Masters.

The 65-year-old, two-time champion at Augusta National Golf Club is making his 42nd appearance in the tournament. He's made only two cuts since 1998 and this is just his second red number in his last 30 loops, but nothing he achieves should surprise us. Watson hit 11 greens in regulation and squared three bogeys, but he countered with four birdies. The set featured a hole-out from a bunker at the par-4 10th. He's only four swings adrift of the clubhouse lead.
Apr 9 - 1:03 PM

Tom Watson makes his annual pilgrimage to Augusta National Golf Club for the 79th Masters.

Watson has missed the cut in 15 of his last 17 attempts here but that doesn't stop him from trying. At this age it's more about the experience, and less about contending. Gamers should know this and avoid Watson in nearly all fantasy formats. The exception would be tiered pick 'em formats where Watson is paired with a similar set of golfers.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 7 - 8:04 AM

Tom Watson thrilled the crowd at Hoylake with a final-round 4-under-par 33-35=68 in The Open Championship.

Proving he still has it, Watson circled five birdies and squared just one bogey on his final navigation of Royal Liverpool. Three of those birdies came on par 5s, including a closing two-putt birdie at the 18th. He finished the week at 1-over 289. It's been well documented that he was given a special exemption into the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews, and it's well within the realm of possibility that he could contend.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 07:27:00 AM

With a pair of 1-over-par 73s on the board, Tom Watson will play on at The 143rd Open Championship.

He's 64 years of age, but the five-time winner of the season's third major should never be counted out in this tournament. While his score is largely inconsequential, for the record he's split 15 (of 28) fairways and hit just 23 greens in regulation. Watson has squared seven bogeys and a double, but he's manufactured seven birdies to survive the cut. He played his last eight holes today in bogey-free 1-under. This is his 37th start in the major dating back to his debut victory at Carnoustie in 1975.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 01:23:00 PM

Tom Watson fashioned a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in his second round of The Greenbrier Classic to post 1-under 139 at the midpoint and survive the cut.

Nothing the 64-year-old Hall of Famer does should surprise anyone, especially at The Greenbrier Resort where he's the Golf Professional Emeritus. He went 4-for-5 in scrambling today and circled three birdies. Overall, he's hit 23 greens in regulation and traded five birdies with four bogeys. Watson had been riding an 0-for-4 skid in PGA TOUR events. His last payday was a T38 at The Old White TPC a year ago. Not that it matters much, but it's still fun nothing that he's seven strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Tom Watson will tee it up in The Greenbrier Classic for the fourth consecutive season.

Watson is the Golf Professional Emeritus at Greenbrier and a Hall of Famer. He's also made two of his three cuts, including a respectable T38 last year. Perhaps the biggest news for Watson was his invitation into the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews. He was exempt into the Open through this season following his P2 at Turnberry in 2009. While Watson has won the Claret Jug on five occasions, none of them have come at the Old Course.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Tom Watson will drive down Magnolia Lane on a Thursday morning for the 41st time in his career this week at the Masters.

The U.S. Ryder Cup captain will get a rare glimpse at his pool of candidates this week. It's already been reported that he played a practice round with Jimmy Walker on Tuesday, and he is paired with Billy Horschel for the first two rounds. While Watson would love to make his 25th cut, there is much for him to glean just by being on the grounds and in the locker room.
Source: Masters.com
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 09:05:00 PM

Tom Watson closed out a successful week at The Greenbrier Classic with a final-round 3-under-par 32-35=67.

Watson circled an impressive six birdies at The Old White TPC, giving back three bogeys in the process. Five of those birdies were from inside seven feet and the longest was from 10'8" on the par-4 ninth. What's amazing is that he only landed eight GIR, meaning he rolled it to a 1.25 putting average. After losing strokes with the flat stick relative to the field each of the first three rounds, he picked up more than three in the finale. His final tally was a 4-under 276.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 12:13:00 PM

Tom Watson navigated The Old White TPC in 1-under-par 36-33=69 in the second round of The Greenbrier Classic and his 3-under 137 will be good enough for a weekend tee time.

While it probably wasn't necessary to secure the cut, lunch will taste a little better on the heels of his 24'4" birdie to end his round at the par-4 ninth. In all, he found four birdies to three bogeys, splitting 12 (of 14) fairways and landing 16 GIR in the process. Had the putter cooperated at all, he could be fighting for a top 10. He lost over a stroke to the field in strokes gained-putting.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 01:00:00 PM

Tom Watson will make his third appearance in The Greenbrier Classic.

The former pro at Greenbrier missed the cut in 2011, then tied for 73rd last season due in part to a second-round 2-under-par 68. His schedule is evolving into a predictable pattern of playing The Open Championship and the Masters in addition to his return to The Old White TPC, while mixing in some Champions Tour starts in the middle.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 10:06:00 PM

Tom Watson will try and conjure up some magic in his 40th trip to the Masters.

Everyone remembers Watson’s brush with history in 2009, nearly becoming the oldest major winner by a large margin when he fell to Stewart Cink in a playoff at Turnberry in the Open Championship. Augusta National’s length will make it tough for him to put together a similar run, as the two-time green jacket recipient has only made two of his last 15 cuts.
Source: Masters.com
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 09:45:00 PM

The PGA of America announced today that Tom Watson will serve as captain of the United States Ryder Cup team in 2014 at Gleneagles in Scotland.

This fulfills the hoopla surrounding Watson since Sunday when he acknowledged in Australia that he'd love a chance to return to the helm. He captained the victorious U.S. squad at The Belfry in England in 1993. "I was waiting for about 20 years to get the call," Watson said this morning. "I loved it the first time. I'm a great fan of the Ryder Cup. It's a great honor to be able to do it again." The European captain is expected to be named next month.
Source: PGA.com
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 10:28:00 AM

Tom Watson will compete in The Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC.

Watson gave it a go in this event last year after cashing at the British Open two weeks prior, but was unable to see the weekend. He's kept his scheduled light in 2012, making only three starts on the Champions Tour to go with his annual pilgrimage to August National.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 09:49:00 PM

Tom Watson has a penchant for showing up on the occasional leaderboard at majors and hopes to make the 2012 Masters one of those tournaments.

Watson last defied his age and made the cut at the 2011 British Open at Royal St. George's. The two-time Masters champion also made the cut after opening with a 5-under 67 in the first round of the 2010 edition.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 10:41:00 PM